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Write to Win!

Writing competitions are a great way to strengthen your research and writing skills...and perhaps even win a cash prize! If you have any questions about the contests below, please contact Katie Rolfes at


National Law Review Writing Competition-Articles submitted monthly.



Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights -  Submission deadline: February 27, 2017.

Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law - Submission deadline: February 28, 2017.

Brogdon and Champion Law School Essay Contest (in Ethics) - Submission deadline: March 1, 2017.

2017 Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest -  Submission deadline: March 3, 2017.

2017 Biennial Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize - Submission deadline: March 27, 2017.

Law School Admission Council's Diversity Committee Writing Competition - Submission deadline: March 31, 2017.

Charles Hamilton Houston 2017 Scholarship Competition -  Submission deadline: April 14, 2017.

2017 Hogan/Smooger Access to Justice Essay Competition - Submission deadline: April 28, 2017.

Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition -  Submission deadline: April 28, 2017.

Ed Edmondson Scholarship Writing on Native American Law -  Submission deadline: May 1, 2017.

ABA Law Writing Competition on Domestic and Sexual Violence -  Submission deadline:      May 19, 2017.

2017 International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest -  Submission deadline: May 19, 2017.

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Student Writing Competition - Submission deadline: June 15, 2017.

2017 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Writing Competition -  Submission deadline: July 1, 2017.

2017 William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition - Submission deadline: July 1, 2017.

2017 Tannenwald Writing Competition -  Submission deadline: July 5, 2017

The ABA Student Law Division also maintains a list of writing and essay contests on its website.

Happy writing!